Reviewed by RZ in PHZ from Arizona on Thursday, May 8, 2014
A wee bit snug for the size, but great overall. Bought another pair of shorts (different brand) at the same time from STP that were the same size and these Columbia shorts fit a little tighter. As long as they don't shrink much, they'll be fine, though. There are lots of pockets, but they are not really noticeable at first glance. These shorts would work for the outdoors (camping and hiking) or on warm days with other casual attire (i.e. a collared shirt and somewhat dressy shoes). I am hard on my gear and have always felt Columbia does a good job of making rugged garments that are also fashionable. The only reason to rate 4 stars instead of 5 is the slightly snug fit.